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OMV scales up innovative ReOil recycling technology

The international, integrated oil, gas and chemicals company headquartered in Vienna, OMV, has taken the final investment decision to build a chemical recycling demo plant, based on its proprietary ReOil technology. With this, OMV is taking the next step toward an industrial-scale plant planned for 2026. The patented...

From post-consumer PET bottles directly to rPET food packaging

Recently, the strategic partnership between Amut and Erema has led to the installation and commissioning at the Alto Plastic Packaging site in Albany, New Zealand, of an extrusion line to process 100% washed post-consumer flakes into food-grade PET sheets. This is the first line ever installed in New Zealand for this special application...

A second extrusion line by Union at Plastisavio

The plastic laminate manufacturer, Plastisavio, assigned an order to Union for the supply of a second line with a capacity of 1,500 kg/h for the production of thermoforming sheets starting from 100% post-consumer material. For some years now, Plastisavio has been using another similar line supplied by the same manufacturer, based in...

Cooperation for the recyclability of packaging

International consultancy RecycleMe and Stadler Anlagenbau have announced their cooperation to conduct sorting tests to determine the recyclability of packaging in a unique alliance along the recycling value chain. The tests will be conducted at the recently opened state-of-the-art Stadler Test and Innovation Center in Slovenia for RecycleMe...

Efficient and clean grinding in blow moulding

Many are the innovative and unique attributes of the new series of grinding system solutions by CMG Granulators for application with blow molding machines, and all of them contribute to obtaining the highest degree of productivity, regrind quality (homogeneous particle dimensions and absence of dust), efficiency of operation...

A new general manager for Bandera US

A new general manager for Bandera US, the new North American branch of Bandera, a market leader for blown film production and recycling lines. Mattia Gambarotto (in the picture) will focus his activity to strengthen the company’s market position as well as to shape the North American service activity including...

A webinar for approaching GreenPlast 2022

On December 1, at 10.30 am, a webinar in Italian, introducing GreenPlast and its protagonists, is due to be live streamed, featuring Icma San Giorgio, Maris and Bausano. Promaplast’s intention, through this series of webinars - the first took place on 9 and 10 November and saw the participation of Tomra, Previero and Bandera...

Ski suit in recycled and recyclable polyamide

The first truly sustainable ski suit, featuring Italian style and design and a zero-kilometre supply chain, is finally here. Two companies from Bergamo (Italy) played the leading roles in the conception and realization of this highly innovative fashion-sport garment: RadiciGroup, a world leading producer of...

Aliplast plant for the recycling of rigid plastics in Modena

At the Ecomondo fair (Rimini, Italy, October 26-29), Aliplast, a subsidiary of Hera Group, has relaunched its commitment to the circular economy. The company aims at increasing the production of recycled plastic by 150% within 2030. With about 100 thousand tons of polymers recycled every year, Aliplast continues to expand its...

Two Bandera lines for AMB

An international leading supplier of rigid and flexible films, the Italian company AMB will install two new extrusion lines from high-end Italian manufacturer Bandera in order to boost its production of recyclable PET solutions. Together, the new lines will produce an extra 20,000 tons per year to satisfy the increasing demand for...

Aquafil acquires a stake in Nofir and strengthens its end-of-life PA procurement

Coverage of procurement and efficiency gains in the nylon waste recovery industry: these are the motivations behind the acquisition of a significant shareholding (around 32%) in the Norwegian Nofir by Aquafil. Nofir, based in Bodø, Norway, is a leading European player in the collection and...

Tray-to-tray process for the fruit and vegetables sector

At the fruit and vegetables international fair Fruit Attraction 2021, running in Madrid from 5 to 7 October, the Bolognese company Ilip is exhibiting several innovations related to the "closed loop" of packaging materials, including, in particular, the T2T R-PET process, i.e. the "tray-to-tray" use of recycled PET...

Versalis and Repsol join the Cracker of the Future consortium

Two new members entered the Cracker of the Future consortium, accelerating the development of a game changing technology for the electrification of the steam cracking process. This enables a revolutionary decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. They are the Italian Versalis and the Spanish Repsol, and now...

Alpla acquires German PET recycler

The global packaging solutions and recycling specialist, the Alpla Group, is acquiring BTB PET-Recycling based in Bad Salzuflen (Germany). The company turns PET bottles into recycled material which is then predominantly used for the production of new beverage bottles. Its bottle-to-bottle packaging cycle is a closed loop...

Certified recycled content

TÜV Austria’s OK Recycled certification scheme addresses the issues raised by EU Directive 2019/904 on the reduction of the influence of certain plastic products on the environment. PET bottles are to be made of at least 25% recycled plastic by 2025 and 30% by 2030 - for all bottles. The objective of the OK Recycled scheme is...

A tour to discover “winning companies” in Italy

There is also Icma San Giorgio among the companies selected for the third edition of "Imprese Vincenti" (“Winning Company”), an initiative of Intesa Sanpaolo bank taking place in these days. The company from San Giorgio su Legnano (near Milan) was one of the protagonists of the first of eight virtual stages, held on...

Tomra celebrates opening a new flake sorting Test Center in Italy

On September 22, 2021, Tomra Recycling officially opened its new flake sorting Test Center in Italy, where the company will develop new applications and solutions in the fields of PO and PET flake sorting while simultaneously expanding its service offering. Under the theme of “Testing is believing”...

Additives for the mechanical recycling of plastic

The new range IrgaCycle of additive solutions has been launched by Basf to address the imminent needs in plastics recycling. The plastics industry is seeking ways to incorporate higher content of recycled polymeric material in all major applications to meet sustainability goals, while facing growing consumer concerns and...

Recycled plastic is a resource like the virgin one: Plastiblow is convinced

The manufacturer of extrusion blow moulding machines, Plastiblow, has for many years been at the forefront of experimentation and technological innovation, so much so that today it can offer blowing machines and complete systems not only with low energy consumption (one of the lowest in this sector), but also...